We put a new dock in at the cabin. Love it.
I ordered my Apple Watch on launch day and opted for the stainless steel with link bracelet. It was back ordered 4-6 weeks and yesterday it arrived. Yes, I was pretty excited to play with it!
The initial impression of it was great. I’ve worn a Rolex GMT Master II for about 15 years. I opted for this Apple Watch because it was the most similar in look, weight and feel to that. The heft and feel of the Apple Watch holds every bit as much respect as the substantially more expensive Rolex. As something that feels good on my wrist and looks great it passes.
The rest of this experience is about software and that will take time to have opinions on. I’m going to note some of my hopes here to compare to in a future post.
Will be fun to explore this new ecosystem.
We are absolutely living in the future. Watch this video.
A couple of weeks ago I started using SaneBox to help me manage my email. I love the weekly report that it sends me, including the graph of email I’ve received. This is from my personal mailbox.
We got rid of cable TV a long time ago. Over 6 years ago actually, and technically we got rid of satellite TV. Every TV we have has an Apple TV attached to it and we still have one OTA TiVo Roamio we use to grab TV for free, the way nature intended it to be.
We do subscribe though to some services. I recently activated the 1-week free trial for HBO NOW. I’m impressed by the programming and it’s appealing to have access to the HBO original programming. We end up buying some of it in iTunes anyway. Maybe I’ll finally catch the Game of Thrones fever.
It feels like the “new” cable is forming.
Netflix + Hulu + HBO NOW
It’s not quiet the ala carte of show-by-show programming, but definitely a whole new world.
I find it notable that my kids can both pick out the Netflix anywhere, but they have no idea what NBC, CBS, ABC or FOX are.
After some debate I placed my order at 3:56am CT for the Apple Watch. I’m eagerly looking forward to experiencing a new user experience and brand new category of device. I went with the 42mm Stainless Steel Case with Link Bracelet.